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Laser/Machine Operator-Fabricator

Posted on: January 12, 2023
  • Full Time
  • Yankton, SD
  • July 31, 2023

Website Manitou-Yankton Manitou-Yankton

General Accountability:
This position will safely set-up, operate and maintain machinery.  Responsible for ensuring the machine produces high quality products, runs smoothly and at capacity and is properly maintained.  Fabrication involves cutting, bending, punching and laser work of sheet metal for fabrication of Manitou products.

Duties and Responsibility:
·Maintain a safe work environment

·Work without close supervisor

·Maintains a clean work area

·Job duties include but are not limited to:

  -Adheres to all safety policies and procedures; perform tasks in a safe manner.

  -Checks parts for dimensions.

  -Assists with procuring materials needed for production. Must use tape measure, plug gauge, dial indicator, inside caliper, dial caliper, and burr knife.

  -Must operate the various equipment to include cutting couplings, machining couplings on the lathes, drilling holes, putting in set screws, hydro testing couplings, and packaging.

  -Responsible for completion for production and quality paperwork.

  -Contact Fabrication Manager or Fabrication Leader if problems arise.

·Adheres to all safety policies and procedures; perform tasks in a safe manner

·In the event of an accident or injury immediately, notify the Shift supervisor on duty.

·Contact Maintenance Department to get equipment repaired when necessary.

·Ability and willingness to take on additional assignments as requested by management.

·Use tools, equipment and technology, computers or automated systems.

·Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

·Check results for conformance to print and / or specifications and make necessary corrections.

·Work with coworkers in a polite and courteous manner, providing cross training as needed.

·Able to work overtime as required.

·Able to lift up to 50 lbs. independently

·Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Qualifications:
Minimum education:  High school diploma or GED.

Skills and Competencies/Requirements:

·Must be able to read and interpret drawings, standard work instructions, checklists, internal and external deviations, etc.

·Computer skills:  knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Suite is preferred.

·Strong analytical and reasoning skills

·Must be a self-starter, team player and have the ability to multitask.

·Able and willing to work in other areas as needed.  Suggest and implement improvements.  Follow up on details.  Seek out productive work when assignments are completed.  Actively participate in continuous improvement for our products and process to better serve our customers and improve the overall profitability.

Equipment:  tools, metatarsal safety shoes, safety glasses/goggles, gloves and other PPE as needed.

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities:  Repetitive tasks, physically demanding, manual dexterity, attention to detail, hand-eye coordination, standing for extended periods, lifting multiple pounds regularly, use wrist motion, reach above/below shoulders, step up/down, bend/stoop, twist, squat/crouch, kneel or crawl.

Essential Skills:  Perform work standing on a concrete a minimum of 8 hours up to 10 hours per day.  Reading, writing, oral communication, working with others, problem solving, decision making, critical thinking, job task planning and organizing, significant use of memory, finding information, computer use, and continuous learning.  Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.


The job description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive.  Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.


To apply for this job please visit www.manitou-group.com.